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There’s a World of Wackiness With a Dash of the Grotesque In “Fuddy Meers,” Absurdist Family Comedy at Theatre Intime

Imagine waking up every morning with no memory of your past, your identity, or your current life. Each day is a new start and a struggle to discover who you…

Detective Story, Relationship Play, Mathematician’s Delight; 2001 Pulitzer Prize Winner “Proof” Opens McCarter Season

How do you make a play about mathematicians and a mathematical proof comprehensible and interesting to a general audience? Ask David Auburn the playwright and Emily Mann the director of…

Time Stands Still” Explores Marriage, Photography, Morality — Wrapping Up Stellar Season at Princeton Summer Theater

In the midst of an increasingly heated argument over the question of the individual’s responsibility to reject the comfortable life and to try to make a difference for those who…

Intense Murder Mystery, Stirring Romance, and Madcap Farce: Four Actors Take on 130 Roles in “The 39 Steps” at Summer Theater

In the opening moments of Princeton Summer Theater’s ceaselessly entertaining The 39 Steps, Richard Hannay, the dashing hero, sits alone in his London apartment. It’s 1935, between the Wars. He…

Southern Gothic Meets Chekhov With an Ample Dose of Warm Humor In Beth Henley’s “Crimes of the Heart” at Princeton Summer Theater

“But, Babe, you’ve just got to talk to someone about all this,” Meg urges her younger sister in Princeton Summer Theater’s (PST) production of Beth Henley’s Crimes of the Heart…

Perfumes, Anyone? Sweetness, True Love, and Old Fashioned Charm? Summer Theater Opens With “She Loves Me,” a Romantic Musical Delight

“A romantic atmosphere” pervades the Hamilton Murray Theater, as Princeton Summer Theater (PST) embarks on its new season with a rollicking, endearing production of She Loves Me, a 1963 Broadway hit…

Favorite Fairy Tales Frolic With Wild Wit, Whimsy, Magic, and Music In Fiasco Theater’s Spin on Sondheim’s “Into the Woods” at McCarter

Your favorite fairy tales — Cinderella, Little Red Ridinghood, Jack and the Beanstalk, Rapunzel — they start with wishes, and “I wish” is a repeated refrain in Into the Woods…

Princeton University Student Filmmakers Explore Housing Problems in Trenton

For the course “Documentary Film and the City,” Princeton University Urban Studies students have a ready-made laboratory less than 15 miles away: Trenton. The capital city is a gold mine…

Shakespeare’s “The Winter’s Tale,” A Tragicomic Potpourri, Presents Death, Transformation, and Rebirth at McCarter

The first half feels like an abbreviated Othello — raging jealousy replete with tragic overtones and dire events. The world is stark, cold, male-dominated, and hostile. That’s the “winter” part.…

Join This Creative Drama Class for Lessons in Life and Love In Annie Baker’s “Circle Mirror Transformation” at Intime

Explosion tag, gibberish dialogue (“goulash, goulash,” “ak mak, ak mak”), memory exercises, sharing secrets, role-playing the personas of others in the class, reenactment of past life events — the setting…

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